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Boys basketball sixth at BNL

The New Palestine boys basketball team placed sixth in the eight-team Danny Bush Classic at Bedford North Lawrence, going 1-3 on the weekend. The Dragons fell to Fishers 74-55, then beat Scottsburg 71-59 on Friday. Saturday, they fell 61-47 to Bloomington North to round out pool play, then fell 70-55 to host Bedford North Lawrence

Girls basketball finishes runner-up at Southport

The New Palestine girls basketball team finished as the runner-up at Saturday’s Southport Invitational. The Dragons beat Noblesville 46-42 in the semifinal game at the Southport Fieldhouse, but then fell 68-59 in overtime to Greensburg in the championship match. Against Noblesville, the Dragons used a big third quarter to take the lead. After being outscored 8-3

White wins Spartan Classic title

New Palestine’s Christian White won the championship at 120 pounds in the Connersville Spartan Classic, one of seven Dragons who placed in the top eight at the two-day, 32-team event at the Spartan Bowl. White went 5-0 on the weekend, including a victory by decision in the championship match. He also won a forfeit, two major decisions

Girls basketball downs Perry Meridian

The New Palestine girls basketball team had four players score in double figures Saturday en route to a 68-50 victory over Perry Meridian. The victory was the Dragons’ seventh in eight games and improved their record t0 10-3. The Dragons used a 21-point first quarter to build a seven-point lead, then outscored the Falcons 14-4

Boys basketball rallies, but falls short at FC

The New Palestine boys basketball team staged a second-half from a double-digit deficit to take a fourth-quarter leads Saturday, but Franklin Central hit back-to-back 3-pointers in the closing minutes to break a deadlock and pull away to a 63-54 victory over NP. FC jumped out to an early 16-10 lead after a quarter and extended it

Divers lead Dragons at HHC

Karen Shriver won the Hoosier Heritage Conference girls diving title and Colin Stacey finished as the runner-up in boys diving, leading the New Palestine swimming and diving team at the HHC meet. The Dragon boys finished sixth with 175 points. The NP girls were seventh with 145. Shriver won with a score of 351.25, finishing 37.9

Wrestlers go 1-2 at New Palestine 4-way

The New Palestine wrestling team started the day with a strong 66-12 victory over Triton Central to begin the New Palestine 4-way duals. NP then fell to Greenfield-Central 52-30 and to Mt. Vernon 42-34. The Dragons are back in action next weekend at the Connersville Spartan Classic.

Boys basketball comeback falls short

The New Palestine boys basketball team staged a furious rally to cut a 22-point second-half deficit to four, but ran out of time Friday in a 73-67 loss at New Castle. The Dragons trailed by 22 midway through the third quarter when their full-court press started forcing turnovers. NP finished the third quarter with seven straights

Weekend hoops preview: Dragons at New Castle, Franklin Central

The New Palestine boys basketball team hits the road for the first two of eight consecutive games away from home this weekend, as the Dragons (1-1) travel to New Castle for an HHC game Friday, then visit Franklin Central the next night. For Saturday’s game, Franklin Central is hosting its Teddy Bear Toss. Bring a

Girls basketball falls in HHC contest

The New Palestine girls basketball team saw visiting Mt. Vernon use a late second-half run to pull away Thursday, beating the Dragons 44-25. NP led 3-0 when Michaela Jones drilled a 3-pointer on the game’s first possession, but the Marauders went on an 11-2 run to take a six-point lead, and the Dragons spent the